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3D Lighting Theory

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Lighting Theory Studio lighting is a lighting concept created by sitcom television to standardize and simplify the work of lighting technicians for high-paced productions.  Film lighting, however needs to go a step further in customizing the light for every shot and make the scene look ‘film special’, as if every frame was photographically perfect on its own.  This is done using variants of the 3 point lighting theory. Lights should be set up in this […]

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Data Storage and Backups for Film, Animation and Multimedia

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Introduction It is generally considered that there are only three main methods of storing data for use on computers. Tapes Discs and Floppy drives Computer Chips   However, these categories should not be viewed as a progression from oldest to newest.  In fact, over time, the technology lifecycle has alternated between iterations of each type of data storage format.  Each one having different specifications, hence different pros and cons.  They each have their own use […]

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Fastest Solid State Drives (SSD)

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Solid State Drives Introduction Nowadays, there is another category of data storage devices that are slowly overtaking hard drives in the market.  They have evolved from the volatile (chip-based) memory like RAM, but unlike them, they do not lose their data when unpowered. They have first been made in smaller capacities, making them ideal for the development of USB memory sticks (USB keys) and flash cards (for cameras).  Today however, they have evolved into full-fledged […]

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Happy Easter from 3Dwombat!

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Happy Easter Holidays!   We wish you a wonderful time with your friends and family this Easter!  Starting tomorrow with the Holy Friday, enjoy your extra-long holiday weekend full of sweet chocolatey goodness and Easter egg hunts!  For 3D artists, now’s a good time to show off your latest bunny models and egg-related artworks! Let us know how you plan to celebrate this holiday and showcase your awesome art creations via our twitter page @3Dwombat […]

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Great Hard Drives for Data Storage in Filmmaking

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Hard Drive Storage Hard drives are the main data storage for your computer. They store many gigabytes of data (billions of bytes) on magnetic plates spinning very quickly inside the casing.  The reading heads are  microns away from the surface, gobbling up or writing new information in the form of bits.   The hard drive is the only motor-driven device in a computer, except for the fans.  But unlike fans, they are very sensitive to movements, […]

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Compositing and Assembling Rendered Images for 3D

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What is Compositing? Compositing is a step after rendering in the CG production workflow.  The process serves to assemble all the different render passes and layers produced by the lighting deptarment.  They are the 3D artists who finalize the look of every shot in a film.  It takes a tremendous amount of people to do this step on a feature film.  Is is also often associated with the lighting process, because they are closely interlinked […]